Over the course of the last year, News@Northeastern has reported a variety of sto­ries show­casing entre­pre­neur­ship, inno­v­a­tive research, global ini­tia­tives, campus events, and the sig­nif­i­cant accom­plish­ments of stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff, and alumni.

Speaking up
Jan. 3
Twin sis­ters at North­eastern cre­ated a cam­paign whose mis­sion is to over­come the stigma attached to mental ill­ness in Kuwait.

Fore­casting the spread of emerging dis­eases
Feb. 1
World-​​renowned sta­tis­tical physi­cist Alessandro Vespig­nani was installed as North­eastern University’s Stern­berg Family Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of Physics.

North­eastern leads con­gres­sional briefing on cyber­se­cu­rity
March 22
As law­makers con­sid­ered national cyber­se­cu­rity leg­is­la­tion, uni­ver­sity experts trav­eled to Wash­ington to examine how to combat cyberthreats.

A ‘Cat­a­lyst’ for inno­va­tion
March 27
A pro­gram launched in March by the Office of Alumni Rela­tions and the North­eastern Fund will help student-​​based orga­ni­za­tions raise money for inno­v­a­tive and inspiring projects.

Going beyond ‘Jeop­ardy!’
March 29
As the third speaker in Northeastern’s pres­i­den­tial speaker series, Pro­files in Inno­va­tion, IBM Watson cre­ator David Fer­rucci dis­cussed the supercomputer’s poten­tial to rev­o­lu­tionize the health­care industry.

Show­casing research, inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship
March 30
RISE:2012, the university’s research, schol­ar­ship, and inno­va­tion expo held, high­lighted a wide range of stu­dent and fac­ulty research.

Cannes you hear me now?
April 5
A short film by North­eastern stu­dent Joel Marsh was selected to be screened at the 65th annual Cannes Inter­na­tional Film Fes­tival in May.

North­eastern stu­dent to travel into space
April 26
In 2014, North­eastern stu­dent Justin Dowd will travel to outer space, a result of win­ning the Metro Race for Space Competition.

‘Expe­ri­en­tial learning is a way of life’
May 4
Gen. Colin Powell joined Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun in cel­e­brating Northeastern’s Class of 2012 at the university’s 110th Commencement.

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity moves for­ward with new grad­uate campus in Seattle
May 8
The uni­ver­sity announced in May that it would launch its second grad­uate campus, and that a Seattle-​​based chief exec­u­tive would serve as dean.

North­eastern des­ig­nated by the NSA as a National Center of Aca­d­emic Excel­lence in Cyber Oper­a­tions
May 25
The cyber­se­cu­rity cur­riculum will pre­pare select stu­dents for highly spe­cial­ized jobs in fed­eral intel­li­gence and law enforce­ment agen­cies that inves­ti­gate cybercrimes.

Why ‘trickle-​​up’ inno­va­tion may shape the global economy
July 18
Ravi Rama­murti, a Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness and Strategy, explains why reverse inno­va­tion in emerging mar­kets may shape the globe’s inno­va­tion landscape.

North­eastern receives $60 mil­lion gift to name School of Busi­ness
Sept. 12
Two alumni—Richard D’Amore, BA’76, and Alan McKim, MBA’88—joined forces to make the largest phil­an­thropic invest­ment in the university’s his­tory. In honor of their com­bined gift, the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion was renamed the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

Global chal­lenges take center stage at Mil­len­nium Campus Con­fer­ence
Sept. 17
The event, held in Sep­tember and hosted by North­eastern, drew global leaders and more than 1,200 col­lege stu­dents from around the world.

Leading by example, ROTC cadet earns pres­ti­gious honor
Oct. 9
North­eastern senior Patrick Lupfer placed No. 1 out of 5,579 fellow ROTC cadets on the U.S. Army Cadet Command’s National Order of Merit List.

Inno­va­tion on dis­play at largest-​​ever NEXPO
Oct. 19
Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from more than 40 ven­tures show­cased their busi­nesses at IDEA’s entre­pre­neur­ships expo, which was attended by some 500 people.

‘The future of the country’
Nov. 7
At an Elec­tion 2012 watch party, an enthu­si­astic yet anx­ious group of stu­dents came together to share the mon­u­mental moment with their fellow Huskies.

Vet­erans hon­ored and remem­bered at North­eastern
Nov. 13
U.S. Home­land Secu­rity Sec­re­tary Janet Napoli­tano joined the North­eastern com­mu­nity for a Vet­erans Day Cer­e­mony to rec­og­nize the men and women who have served their country.

‘Wake-​​up call’ for higher edu­ca­tion
Nov. 28
At a forum in Wash­ington D.C., Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun said higher edu­ca­tion must keep its social com­pact with Amer­i­cans and con­tinue to inno­vate to meet the needs of stu­dents. The event fol­lowed the release of a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity survey showing that strong public sup­port for Amer­ican higher edu­ca­tion is cou­pled with a clear call for the system to change.

North­eastern to explore smoke-​​free campus
Dec. 5
The uni­ver­sity con­vened a com­mittee com­prised of stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff to explore the pos­si­bility of imple­menting a smoke-​​free campus policy.

Behind the lens with Taylor Swift
Dec. 11
North­eastern stu­dent Emily Teb­betts earned the oppor­tu­nity of a life­time after win­ning a Sony con­test to become the singer’s per­sonal pho­tog­ra­pher for a day.